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17th Annual Black Excellence Awards

African American Arts Alliance of Chicago

Monday, October 30, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

17th Annual Black Excellence Awards

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General Admission Oct 30, 2017 $40.00 $3.19
Children under 12 (With ID) Oct 30, 2017 $20.00 $2.09

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2017 Black Excellence Awards

Nominees

Visual Arts

Artist Exhibit

BrandonBreuax - Over 9000
Doughan Kim  - Over 9000
David Anthony Geary - The Great Migration
Norman Teague - BLKHaUS

Gallery Exhibit
Arts Incubator Gallery - Remains to be Seen
Connect Gallery - Collective Show
Blanc Gallery - The Great Migration
 
Special Recognition
Antonio Davis - Visual Mouth Painting

Dance
 
Ensemble
Muntu - Manifest
Praize Productions Inc - The Issues of Women
Najwa Dance Corp - Mask

 
Choreography
Amanyea Payne - Manifest - Muntu
Moustapha Bangoura - Manifest - Muntu
Bill T. Jones - Bill T. Jones Presents: Return
Ressie Davis - The Issue of Women -Praize Productions Inc
 
Literature
 
Fiction
Michelle Larks - Keeping Misery Company
Devon Nelson - Gotta Find My Way Back
Kimberla Lawson-Roby - A Sinful Calling
Alma L. Davey - Subtle Deceit
 
Non-fiction
Bernard C. Turner - A View of Bronzeville
Simeon Henderson - Through The Eyes of a Man
Kelly P. Porter - Perfectly Planned
Linda RM Jones - Cordelia and Me

 
Film
 
Film
Call Center - Anton DeShawn
The Best Thing - Kyle T. Miller
The Chicago Way - Donald Washington
Got the Love - David Weathersby
A New Day in the Chi - Austin Julian Davis

 
Actor
KC Lee - The Best Thing
Andre Truss - Call Center
Brian Smith - Call Center
Simeon Henderson - Best Thing

 
Director
Kyle T. Miller - The Best Thing
Anton Deshawn - Call Center
Donald Washington - The Chicago Way
David Weathersby - Got the Love
 
Music
 
R & B
Carya Holmes
Vance Guitar Kelly & the Backstreet Band
BabiDoll
 
Jazz
Arzula Gardner
Margaret Murphy Web
Ronnie G Band

 
Gospel
Johari McGee
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Thurston Family Gospel
 
Theatre
 
Production
The Other Cinderella  - Black Ensemble Theater
Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker - Black Ensemble Theater
Colored Museum - PULSE Theatre
Hobo King - Congo Square Theatre
By Association - MPAACT

 
Director
Jackie Taylor & Rueben Echoles  - The Other Cinderella - Black Ensemble Theater
Rueben Echoles  - My Brother's Keeper: The Story of The Nicholas Brothers Black Ensemble Theater
Daryl Brooks - Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker - Black Ensemble Theater
Aaron Mitchell Reese &  Donterrio Johnson- The Colored Museum - PULSE Theatre
Anthony Irons - Hobo King - Congo Square Theatre

 
Actor
Mark Hood - The Other Cinderella - Black Ensemble Theater
Rashawn Thompson - My Brother's Keeper: The Story of The Nicholas Brothers Black Ensemble Theater
Lyle Miller - The Hobo King - Congo Square Theatre
Kai Ealy - In De' Beginnin' - eta Creative Arts Foundation
Kejuan Darby - By Association MPAACT
 
Actress
Aeriel Williams: Black Pearl - A Tribute to Josephine Baker Black Ensemble Theater
Jessica Seals - The Other Cinderella - Black Ensemble Theater
Velma Austin - Hobo King - Congo Square Theatre
Rhonda Preston - I Am Who I Am: The Teddy Pendergrass Story Black Ensemble Theater
Taylah Thomas - My Brother's Keeper: The Story of The Nicholas Brothers Black Ensemble Theater
Fania Brown - In De' Beginnin' - eta Creative Arts Foundation

 
Tech
Andre Onegin - Hobo King - Set - Congo Square
Pablo Ponce - Colored Museum - Set - PULSE Theatre

Rueben Echoles - The Other Cinderella - Costumes - Black Ensemble Theater
Casey Diers - By Association - Lights - MPAACT

 
Special Recognition - Actor/Actress
Al Jaleel McGhee - Paradise Blue - Timeline Theatre
Allan Gilmore - Man in the Ring - Court Theatre
Wanda Christine - Beauty's Daughter - American Blues Theater
Namir Smallwood - East Texas Hot Link - Writers Theatre
Daniel Kyri - Objects in the Mirror - Goodman Theatre

 
Special Recognition - Director
Ron OJ Parson - Blues for an Alabama - Sky Court Theater
Chuck Smith - Objects in the Mirror - The Goodman Theater
Lili Anne Brown - The Wiz - Theater Wit

Robert O'Hara - Booty Candy - Windy City Playhouse
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Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center
4450 N Clark St
Main Theater
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Monday, October 30, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)


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African American Arts Alliance of Chicago

The African American Arts Alliance of Chicago

We are the leadership and staff of arts organizations, individual artists and arts patrons who have joined together to support the growth of the Black Arts community in and around Chicago.


The African American Arts Alliance of Chicago is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the performing, visual, literary and design arts. The Alliance seeks to increase interaction, communication and collaboration within the Black Arts community in order to promote the further development of organizations and individual artists, while perpetuating a positive image of our membership.


 

 

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